Tuesday, June 21, 2005

The Man in the Arena

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." --Theodore Roosevelt

4 Comments:

Blogger Iguana said...

Awesome quote and very appropriate.

6/21/2005 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Chad Almquist said...

HI, I'm a huge fan of BJ Shea. I was very sad to hear about Perry. I have heard his battle for a long time.

I have gone thrue similar circumstances but not as troublsome as what Perry and many of Fathers out there. I have no children and am afraid to even put myself in a position to have to deal with children or a woman.

My Dad who has now passed almost 5 years, went thru some bad times when My Mom and him Split. He was disabled and got a pitiful check from the government. Couldn't afford to pay child support. He went several years with out paying a dime. then Welfare came in when he found a job at McDonalds. And Garnished his check every 2 weeks for several years to payback the past support. This was about 12 years ago. Of course outta the 150 bucks my mom was supposed to get to support me we never got,We only recieved 75 bucks a month.

I know that dollar figure seems like nothing compared to what some Fathers have to pay. But when your are bringing in around $500 a month from the Government. And living on that and having to pay child support plus spend money on me on the weekends to feed me and entertain me. It was impossible. Even when he did get the Mickey D job he was left each pay period with $114 for 80 hours woth of work.

I was fortunate to have a Mom who was fare to Me and My Dad. I got to see him every weekend and the entire summer break.

With Perry know gone from ours lives, who fought for the rights of every single Good Father who wants to see there children and take care of them the way they should be.

I want to help in anyway I can. I have several Media plans. To spearhead this information to the masses.

Tom Please email me I want to discuss my plan of action. It is time we all unite and Show the ugly truth of what this country is doing to our rights.

email me: psifox_2004@yahoo.com

6/22/2005 03:20:00 PM  
Blogger xcanuk said...

COUNT ME IN ON THAT AS WELL TOM

6/22/2005 03:24:00 PM  
Blogger Tom Swanson said...

Get in touch with me Xcanuk. We must work togeter. . .

tsfineart@aol.com
253-380-7175

6/22/2005 08:04:00 PM  

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